How to Spring Clean Your Child’s Room & Gain Storage Space
For many parents, when it comes to cleaning the home there’s likely one room in particular that could do with a good spring clean! From playing with toys and playing dress up, to simply rooting through their belongings, kids can end up with a messy, cluttered room that can seem daunting to tackle. If your child’s bedroom is due a good clean and tidy but you’re unsure of where to begin, take a look at these tips to help you get their room looking spick and span in no time.
Children are prone to growing out of things, whether it be in the literal sense of growing out of clothing, or just changing their interests. Make sure you start the spring clean by having a big clear out, sending neglected clothes and toys to a charity shop or passing them on to friends or relatives. You’d be surprised how many items aren’t needed anymore, and how tidy it can make the space look.
Once you’ve cleared out old items, you need to bring in some storage options to keep everything tidy and ensure your child’s room doesn’t go back to it’s old ways. Find boxes for your child’s bits and bobs, invest in drawers for clothing if you don’t already have some, and think about buying a bed with built in storage space for your child’s room. A small double divan bed is great for this as it’s big enough to store large items, but also small enough for little one’s to sleep in!
Toys scattered all over the floor is surely an image burned into every parent’s mind! Children can have so many toys that it’s often hard to keep track of what’s being played with and what can be stored away. Spend some time with them to work out which toys they play with regularly, and arrange these into a special play area of the room. Any other toys can be stored in boxes with related labels, such as a separate box for educational toys, and make sure any bits of Lego or puzzles are stored together so they don’t go astray.
Wash, wipe and dust
Now that you’ve sorted out your child’s belongings and made their bedroom more spacious, you need to get busy with giving it a good clean. Wash floors, scrub skirting boards, dust hard to reach ceilings and corners, and polish windows and mirrors. Since little one’s are sensitive to harmful chemicals found in many household cleaning products, consider making some natural DIY products to get their bedroom sparkling this spring! Here’s an extensive guide on DIY cleaners if you’re interested in making your own.